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Glubbery Gray, the Knight-Eating Beast

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This colorful, laughter-filled, rhyming counting tale tells of eight knights who have just captured the infamous "Knight-Eating Beast." As they lead him away, however, the line of knights becomes shorter and shorter, until the remaining knight figures out that traveling with a knight-eating beast might not be the smartest idea.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by Pelican (first published September 1st 2010)
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Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
The illustrations in this clever, funny counting book are appealing to even the youngest child...and older children like it for creative ways that Glubbery Gray eats one knight after another. The youngest kids had fun counting the ever decreasing band of knights...and the older kids in my audience had fun guessing which knight would be old gray's next victim. Humorous with rhyming rhythmic text this was a great read-aloud with a large group ranging in age from 2 to about 7 as it engaged all of t ...more
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Tee-hee :)
Angela Woods
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The funniest, silliest, most endearing little counting book!
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great storytelling woven into character. Poignant and clever. Leaves you wanting more!
Eight knights capture a terrible beast, but as they lead him away the line of captors becomes shorter and shorter, until the last one concludes that traveling with a famous knight-eating beast is unwise.
Sep 21, 2011 rated it liked it
"And please never, ever travel with a thing that might eat you!"
My kids enjoy picking out which knight will be the next one to be eaten.
Fada Goossen
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
6-year-old asks for this one over and over again.
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Beth Kander grew up in the small-town Midwest and spent more than a decade in the Deep South, always collecting stories. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her novels draw readers in to her characters' lives, often exploring haunted pasts, interconnected narratives, or re-imagined folklore. An award- ...more

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